Wednesday, 9 October 2013
A part-wry, part-creepy smile while I sit at my desk the wrong way round...
You may or may not know that I work 9-5 (and to 9 again often) as a freelance writer and contribute regularly to the wonderful Refinery29. Last week, I was the other side of the dictaphone (oh, you know what I mean) as fellow R29 contributor Erin Donnelly interviewed me about working from home (which I have the luxury of doing for half the week), while the wonderful Claire Pepper photographed my workspace. The feature is up over at Refinery29 if you'd like to read my answers and see some seriously covetable office spaces c/o Shin Park, Laura Likette, and more. Plus Claire kindly sent me some extra photos of my gaff, which you can see exclusively here.

My work area ('scuse the extension lead...)

A few of my fashion books, issues of NET-A-PORTER Magazine and Lookbook I contributed to, and my little toys: a tokidoki Unicorno, a tiny Eiffel tower, Barbie Be@rbricks, and a glittery Dachshund pen. Plus a sequined taxi I got on my first trip to New York.

Photo booth photos from my event with The Outnet - pictured are Lucy and my wonderful assistant Aneeka

My home phone. The little hair is seriously annoying me... I malt everywhere...

My favourite Diptyque room spray and nifty Birchbox key-shaped USB

Here I am, 'working'. You can kinda see my multicoloured hair here...

Photos courtesy of Claire Pepper, Featured originally on Refinery29

(Wearing Topshop trousers, Luella T-shirt, Valentino flats and vintage glasses - similar here)


Wednesday, 2 October 2013
SATC haters, look away now. Ever since that immortal line was spoken by Ms Bradshaw in the Vogue fashion cupboard (reality bites if you've ever spent time in an actual fashion cupboard...), I have hankered after the Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes aka the Campari. Not quite being able to justify the £400+ price tag, I have been searching for a pair on eBay and a couple of weeks ago, I welcomed the Campari into my shoe collection.

I might as well have bought a new pair as the VAT and customs were eye-wateringly high, so I urge you to watch out for that if buying internationally. On the plus side, they are blissfully comfortable - definitely the most comfy heels I own. I think we're going to be very happy together.